The report of the Expert Working Group Meeting on Revision of ISPM 8 (Determination of Pest Status in an Area), held in September 2017 in Hanoi, Viet Nam, has been posted today and is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85619/
The IPPC is producing a guide on pest risk communication for plant health and is looking for case studies and photographs as examples to help illustrate the guide. The case studies should be very straightforward and no longer than 500 words. They should highlight activities conducted in plant health pest risk communication, their benefits and the decision making process.
The selected case studies will be edited and formatted and included as boxes in the guide to be published electronically by the end of 2018. Individuals and institutions providing the case studies will be acknowledged.
Case studies should be sent to ...
A call for papers for the IX International Agriculture Symposium "AGROSYM 2018" has been issued and is available in several languages at the following link: http://www.agrosym.rs.ba/index.php/en/call-for-papers
The provisional Agenda of the Standards Committee (SC) meeting is available at the IPP Calendar at: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/619/
The Agenda of the Standards Committee Working Group (SC-7) meeting is posted here: https://www.ippc.int/en/events/event/620/
The meetings are taking place at FAO, Rome, Italy from 14 to 18 May 2018 and 21-23 May 2018 respectively.
The draft ISPMs to be discussed on the meetings are available for contracting parties (CPs) and the regional plant protection organizations (RPPOs) at https://www.ippc.int/en/work-area/sc-draft-ispms-for-cps-rppos/ in the restricted area of ...
A new book by the Standards and Trade Development Facility (STDF) features 25 stories showing how good practice in food safety, animal and plant health has helped small-scale farmers and processors in developing countries trade more easily and improve their livelihoods. For more information and to download the book please visit the following page: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news18_e/stdf_26feb18_e.htm
The Report of the 2017 December meeting of the Technical Panel for the Glossary, held in Rome, Italy, has been posted today and is available at the following link: https://www.ippc.int/en/publications/85572/
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is launching until the 7th of March 2018 a survey on climate change and emerging risks for food safety, including plant and animal health. Your inputs are very precious as they will feed a new method for identifying, ranking and prioritizing emerging risks in the EU for food/feed safety, as well as plant and animal health, potentially related to climate change.
The issues identified by EFSA so far are the following ones: • Occurrence of ciguatoxic fish in European marine waters • More frequent and more intense cyanobacteria blooms • Increased occurrence of β-Methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA) producing ...
The IPPC Secretariat published a new guide Preparing a national phytosanitary capacity development strategy available in English, French and Spanish. This guide provides indications on the various steps and on tools to conduct a Phytosanitary Capacity Evaluation (PCE) leading to the development of a national phytosanitary capacity development strategy.
This document is one of the training material produced in the framework of the STDF project 401 “Developing a network of PCE facilitators”. Find more on the PCE at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/phytosanitary-capacity-evaluation/
The reports of the two virtual meetings of the Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) held in October and November 2017 are posted and available at this link
The IPPC Secretariat would like to announce that an e-learning course “Introduction to the International Plant Protection Convention” was created and made available on the InforMEA e-learning platform. The course is the result of a collaboration with UN Environment, within the UN Environment Multilateral Environment Agreements Knowledge Management Initiative, that provided technical assistance in the course development free of charge.
InforMEA harvests and displays a series of data obtained from different Multilateral Environmental Agreements including introductory courses. Effectively addressing global environmental challenges depends on a well-functioning and coherent governance framework and on a common understanding of each actor’s role ...
In the framework of the Implementation Review and Support System (IRSS) and the pilot project on surveillance, the IPPC Secretariat gathered and analyzed findings of pest surveillance from the Capacity Development Committee (COC) and the Technical Consultation of Regional Plant Protection Organizations (TC-RPPO) presentations from 2012 to 2016.
The report is available at https://www.ippc.int/en/irss/activities/
The Report of the First Meeting of the IPPC Implementation and Capacity Development Committee is posted and available at https://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/capacity-development/implementation-and-capacity-development-committee-ic/
The Report of the First Meeting of the IPPC Sea Containers Task Force Meeting is posted and is available at
The International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC) Secretariat is soliciting submissions for:
The Technical Panel on Phytosanitary Treatments (TPPT) will review the submissions. The call is ongoing until resources are available, but submissions should arrive before the 30 January 2018 in order to be evaluated in 2018.
For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.ippc.int/en/core-activities/standards-setting/calls-treatments/